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Descrying the ideal : the philosophy of John William Miller

Author: Stephen Tyman
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1993.
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Stephen Tyman introduces the thought of the late philosopher John William Miller and the unique conception of idealism he contributed to the philosophical tradition. A longtime Mark Hopkins Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at Williams College featured prominently in Joseph Epstein's Masters: Portraits of Great Teachers, John William Miller is now represented by five volumes, only one of which was  Read more...
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Tyman, Stephen, 1949-
Descrying the ideal.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1993
(DLC) 92032269
(OCoLC)26586457
Named Person: John William Miller; John William Miller; John W Miller
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Tyman
ISBN: 0585107319 9780585107318
OCLC Number: 43476038
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 147 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: View from the midworld --
The active psyche --
Ethos and responsibility --
Refractions of historicity --
Causes and things --
Idealism and disclosure --
"Works by John William Miller."
Responsibility: Stephen Tyman.
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Stephen Tyman introduces the thought of the late philosopher John William Miller and the unique conception of idealism he contributed to the philosophical tradition. A longtime Mark Hopkins Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at Williams College featured prominently in Joseph Epstein's Masters: Portraits of Great Teachers, John William Miller is now represented by five volumes, only one of which was published during his lifetime. The four posthumous volumes have been compiled by George Brockway, who has skillfully edited certain of Miller's archival writings into thematically structured works. Beyond that, the Miller Archive, housed in the library of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is a massive collection of papers written for widely various occasions, often in the form of personal letters, and composed over the course of six decades. The collection includes many fragments and much occasional material, all of which point to a consistent and profound philosophy. Tyman has based his study both on the published writings and on his own research in the Miller Archive. He places Miller firmly in the German idealist tradition of Kant and Hegel, while showing that Miller's "historical idealism" furnishes a strikingly novel version of this philosophy. Tyman begins with Miller's most original concept, that of the "midworld," which orients the entirety of Miller's thinking and represents what may be the only successful resolution of the famous problem of "dualism" that has vexed modern philosophy since Descartes in the seventeenth century. Tyman offers a careful comparison of Miller's ethics with that of Kant, which leads naturally into a similar treatment of Miller's extensive reflections on the "philosophy of history." Throughout his discussion, Tyman emphasizes the aptness of Miller's conception of idealism in relation to contemporary discussion on a wide range of problems. He concentrates on the historical background of the conceptual enigmas that still dominate the contemporary situation. Tyman has organized the book into chapters that cover the areas Miller himself had marked off as central, showing how and why this centrality is conceived and how it constitutes a revision of long-standing cognitive attitudes that have led to an impasse between idealism and its opponents, to the detriment of each. In particular, conceptions of causality, of morality and free will, of metaphysics and epistemology are subjected to critical review, as a wholly new vantage point concerning the nature of the philosophical enterprise arises.

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